Saturday, December 05, 2009

North van, I am here.

Spent most the day in north van yesterday skate skiing at cypress till it got dark then picked up marty from "work" and we hit starbucks then went night touring up at seymour, it was pitch black and the city lights were unreal! we just hit the groomed runs cause everything up there is ice. it was a solid day. Right!

Thursday, December 03, 2009

backcountry at baker. IN!

went skiing up by mt baker today with Chris from Chilliwack. I met Chris this summer mt biking up on vedder then he became my friend on facebook and today we hit the backcountry. Chris is kind of my hero due to the fact that when he was growing up his family car was a 1988 toyota tercel 4wd wagon. How cool is that! anyhow we skied over at artist point then did a crazy boot pack up table mt then booked it back to the truck. The snow conditions were not that good with a little dust on some very hard crust. It was just good to be out on a really clear day and enjoy the views, baker is so unreal and there will be pow to come Im sure. I got a little bit of a sun burn on the face but I should be ok. Right!

boot pack with the Epic mt baker in the back ground

Chris on the table.

I took this shot when I got home this is the view out my garage. baker is just ideal!

Wednesday, December 02, 2009

"wow, your skis are really fast" 187 uh!

I have been up to cypress a couple times this year to skate ski. yesterday was great! nice and cold very fast and after skiing on soft slush the 2 times before it was really nice to pole hard! My arms are not so fresh today. Im rocking the rossi Ximum word cup skate ski. yeah its sweet and according to everyone else I ski with its really fast, yeah must be my skis.

Marty (fischer) "why do you ski with those things, its like putting carbon zipp wheels on your road bike to ride with your mom."

some random dude yesterday(fischer) "yeah your skis are running faster then mine"

Corn dawg (salomon) "wow what did you wax your skis with? they really move!"

I would really like to ski with some guys that know what there doing, so if your a honch ski racer then give me a call, I would love to eat some humble pie. mmm pie.

Yeah its all the skis.

and here are some photos from this summer
PS not working 65hrs a week is just ideal!

marty and I went for a sweet ride in abby. Marty riding a trek EX bike and loving it.
Then we went and hiked around the mt baker area for 7hrs looking for snow but all we ended up doing was hiking for 7hrs with our skis on our backs.

Max at the top of elk.

I cut, its ok I just wiped it on my pant.

Jon and Nate climbing up robie reid.